LAUREL, Md. – Authorities say an off-duty police officer with the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission shot a man who illegally entered his Maryland home.
Agency spokeswoman Ayoka Blandford says in a statement that the suspect was shot in the arm Sunday afternoon in Laurel, about 20 miles southwest of Baltimore, and has been apprehended. She says his injuries are not life-threatening.
Prince George’s County Police Officer Tyler Hunter says his agency will likely release more details Monday. He declined to disclose the races of the suspect or the officer.
Blandford says the officer has served with the sanitary commission for one year. She says he worked for the University of Maryland-Baltimore for 20 years.
The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission is a water and wastewater utility serving 1.8 million residents in Prince George’s and Montgomery counties.